Consider yourself fearless? If so, why not test your nerves with a drive down Alligator Alley, home to the most frightening of reptiles. The spine-chilling stretch of road, Florida’s Route 75, runs from Naples to west of Fort Lauderdale and was initially known as Everglades Parkway. However, since the 60sit’s been known by a different name - thanks to the alligators that like to cruise the road too.
While the road’s home to the deadly species it does take some dedication to catch a glimpse of a gator. And if you don’t catch one on Alligator Alley itself, it may be worth exploring (by car!) some of the surrounding roads. Loop Road, part of the Big Cypress National Preserve, is another hotspot for catching a glimpse of the local gators. Best seen in winter, when they come out from the water, you’ll be able to get just a few steps away. Of course, other wildlife, including owls, birds, and raccoons will be in abundance too, allowing you to enjoy your own swampy safari.
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Address: Ochopee, Florida
Alligator Alley is a 75 mile stretch of road on Interstate 75, near Naples, but gators can be spotted all around the region.
The ecosystems of Everglades Park and Big Cypress Swamp are both located on route – offering further opportunities to get up close to nature.